As we entered the new financial year back in April 2021 I think its safe to say that we were …
The Water of Leith Conservation Trust works to conserve and enhance the river, its heritage and wildlife: the Trust promotes education and recreation through the Visitor Centre and works with volunteers and community groups to deliver around 240 river clean-ups and habitat improvement tasks annually.
Operating since 1988, it was the first river charity to be established in Scotland. Support our work by becoming a member, sending a donation or joining the hundred-strong team of volunteers who are involved in projects on the river and in running the Visitor Centre.
The Trust is a registered Charity (number SC000015). Our work is supported by City of Edinburgh Council’s Services for Communities and Children and Families Departments.
Our Centre Café is now open for Sit in and Takeaways every day 10.00am to 4.00pm.
All the rakes, brushes & cutting tools have been given a huge work out over the last few months to …
Read how we worked to develop a project at Roseburn to create a ‘nature based solution’ to erosion
While wading in the river the conservation team often notice masses of different mosses and liverworts that are blanketing the riverbank in layers. Species changing with the river levels, light, temperature, geology, and habitat. Winter is a great time to work on your Bryophytes Identification as other plants are still dormant allowing one to get a closer look at this wonderful micro world.